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Architect Africa Film Festival: DESIGN is UNIVERSAL | GLOBAL | LOCAL @AAFF_2016 tweet #AAFF2016

#AAFF2016 – DESIGN is: UNIVERSAL | GLOBAL | LOCAL Fuelled by the magic of film and fired by the desire to celebrate architecture, the Architect Africa Film Festival was created in 2006 to acknowledge and embrace the astounding reality of urban living. In 2016, the Architect Africa Film Festival (#AAFF2016) will partner with our valued […]

Home-grown romance comes to the big screen #MrsRightGuy

TALE ABOUT MODERN WOMEN, MRS RIGHT GUY, WRITTEN & PRODUCED BY FEMALE TEAM Home-grown romance comes to the big screen next month, with the opening of escapist romantic romcom ‘Mrs Right Guy’, on 27 May. The film stars Dineo Moeketsi as the lovelorn Gugu Hlatshwayo. Downhearted and disappointed by love, she has grown up with the curse […]

Local movie Mrs Right Guy comes to the big screen next month!

Home-grown romance comes to the big screen next month, with the opening of escapist romantic romcom ‘Mrs Right Guy’, on 27 May. The film stars Dineo Moeketsi as the lovelorn Gugu Hlatshwayo. Downhearted and disappointed by love, she has grown up with the curse of being the ‘It Girl’, the most beautiful and wanted by […]

“THE 5th WAVE” Production Information

In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with […]

SPECTRE breaks Sony box office record in SA!

SPECTRE has broken box office records and is the biggest opening weekend ever for Sony Pictures Releasing International in South Africa. SPECTRE, which released at cinemas across South Africa on Friday 27 November, surpassed the Amazing Spider-Man and Skyfall to reach the number 1 spot for a 3 day opening weekend in South Africa for […]

Movie: Carol Leads Spirit Awards Nominations

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara’s romance Carol led the 2016 Spirit Awards nominations with a total of six nominations. In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price Of Salt, Carol follows the story between two women from very different backgrounds in 1950s New York. An immediate connection sparks between department store clerk Therese […]

#Spectre @007 awarded Guiness World Records for largest film stunt explosion!

“SPECTRE,” THE 24TH JAMES BOND ADVENTURE, AWARDED A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR LARGEST FILM STUNT EXPLOSION In addition to breaking box office records across the globe, SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, has been awarded a Guinness World Records™ title for the Largest Film Stunt Explosion, it was announced today at a press conference […]

SPECTRE WORLD PREMIERE ANNOUNCED AS THE CTBF ROYAL FILM PERFORMANCE™

Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the 24th James Bond adventure, SPECTRE, has been selected for The CTBF’s Royal Film Performance 2015. The World Premiere will be attended by Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and will take place on Monday […]

THE WALK | Production Notes

Twelve people have walked on the moon. Only one has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), is aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, who overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless […]

South African film Ayanda picked up for US distribution.

SARA BLECHER’S FEATURE FILM AYANDA BOUGHT BY MAJOR US DISTRIBUTOR South African film Ayanda, which premiered in Los Angeles in June, at the Los Angeles Film Festival, has been picked up for distribution in the US by American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor Ava DuVernay. As the writer and director of Selma (2014), […]

Sam Smith to sing title song to “Spectre” @007 @samsmithworld

Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment today confirmed that Sam Smith has recorded “Writing’s On The Wall,” the theme song to SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure.  SPECTRE will be released in the UK on October 26 and in the US on November 6 and in South Africa on 27 […]

NEW SA FILMS OPENING ON 28 AUGUST HOME IN ON CRIME AND CORRUPTION

Corruption, fraud and bribery make the headlines every day in South Africa, so it’s no surprise that that local filmmakers are delving into what has become a national sport in the country. Friday, 28 August sees the opening of two new films that tackle the issue of corruption, albeit in very different ways. The first […]

Dis ek, Anna to be reviewed by the Film Publication Board

Times Media Films, distributor of the Afrikaans language feature film, Dis ek, Anna has initiated the process with the Film Publication Board (FPB) to review the earlier classification imposed on the film. This was the first viewing by the FPB and geared towards clearing the film for screening at the Durban International Film Festival in […]

Jyoti Mistry’s Impunity promises to sizzle!

JYOTI MISTRY’S SIZZLING THRILLER IMPUNITY OPENS ON 28 AUGUST With the themes of corruption and brutality at its centre, filmmaker Jyoti Mistry’s new film ‘Impunity’ is a profound investigation into contemporary South Africa and the seat of power. In a country where people who commit crime are often seen to be exempt from punishment, or […]

Leon Schuster’s latest comedy Schuks! Pay back the Money!

After losing rugby’s holy grail, the Currie Cup, Schuks (Leon Schuster) sets off on a hilarious journey to pay for what he has done. In lieu of a R1 million fine, the Sports Minister (Desmond Dube) offers Schuks a lifeline to create a documentary film that shows South Africa in a positive light. As the […]

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